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Feb 12, 2013 2:30am PST
coincide with president obama's state of the union address this evening. this adds a new dynamic to the president's speech in which he was planning to call for a reduction in america's nuclear arsen arsenal. the underground test was the most powerful to date. if confirmed this would mark north korea's third nuclear test since 2006 and the first since kim jong un took over the country. the test follows tightened sanctions imposed by the united nations after the north defied earlier resolutions and carried out a controversial rocket launch. when coupled with recent threats toward the united states, today's actions raise new concerns in washington and around the world particularly in asia about north korea's intentions of becoming an all out nuclear power with missile capability. they're also concerned on the par of united states about north korea's nuclear ties to iran whose weapons programs are also great concern to the united states. the united nations security council scheduled to meet this morning at 9:00 a.m. eastern time to address the situation. as always, north korea you have to w
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 2:30am PST
project president obama's past state of the union addresses have averaged a whopping 1:05:21 in length. the only president in the past 40 years to give longer state of the union addresses was, you guessed it, bill clinton. okay. enough real news. we're going to gather around the water cooler with lewis and talk about last night's really big shoe. you love the grammys. >> i love it. >> you have grammy fever. >> i have grammy fever. it's been a great awards season and the grammys did not disappoint last night. incredible collaborations. ed sheer rin performed a hit. along surprise guest elton john. alicia keys joined key five. sting and bruno mars led an upbeat tribute to justin timberlake. jay-z had a black and white version of suit and tie. there were powerful vocals by kelly clarkson. jack white sang love interruption. hughes was ripping it on the guitar. he smashed his guitar at the end of his performance. clarkson and fellow female powerhouses adele and carrie underwood got awards last night. it was the guys who won big. their hit we are young won. they are not young. belgian
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
response to the republican response to president obama's state of the union while making meaningful eye contact with something other than the camera that was pointed at her. that was the first one. the year after that, the tea party republican response to the republican response to the state of the union was given by pizza company executive herman cain. >> and so i say in response on behalf of the tea party and citizens people across this country, with all due respect, mr. president, some of us are not stupid. the state of the union is not good. >> the hermanator, the response responses. less you think the 2012 election changed anything in republican party politics, in case all the anti-abortion legislation in the states has not been persuasive enough, in case the reelection of party chairman reince priebus by acclimation is not persuasive enough, in case the persistent efforts at the state level to make voting harder even now in case those efforts have not been persuasive enough, let it be known that nothing at all has changed in republican party politics, even after the 2012 elect
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 2:00am PST
stories, president obama is preparing for his first state of the union address of the second term. joining me now by phone is chief economic correspond ben white. thank you for being here so early. >> good morning to you. happy mardi gras to you. >> to you, too. in the last few weeks we've seen administration make big pushes on immigration and gun control. but the economy and jobs are still really top of mind for many americans. what is the president's plan to get more americans working? >> i think you'll hear him talk about new spending initiatives. he'll talk about infrastructure, job training, that sort of thing. the big problem there is you've got house republicans not inclined to approve any more new spending plans. that's going to be tough for him to get through. i think he's going to try to raise the pressure on them to actually do something in terms of, you know, spending on infrastructure and job training and other stuff he brought up previously in his administration. it's a tough sell with house republicans. >> do we expect to hear any major policy initiatives on taxes o
MSNBC
Feb 10, 2013 7:00am PST
this must have pomp and circumstance. president obama's first state of the union since his re-election will be ambitious in his vision and no doubt punctuated. maybe some of us watching at home will be applauding. if you are near a television, the state of the union will be unavoidable. the networks and cable news will, as always, broadcast wall-to-wall coverage of the speech. the attention given to the president's speech is indicative of everything that falls under the category, very important things required by the constitution. have you ever noticed how the constitution described the state of the union? you might be surprised to find the founders are vague and sound bored with the whole idea of it. article two, section three reads he shall from time-to-time give to the congress information of the state of the union. recommend to their consideration such measures as he may judge necessary and expedient. he may. on extraordinary occasions, convene both houses or either of them. in disagreement with them, he may adjourn them to such times he thinks proper. give congress inform
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
. they're really high. president obama is going to focus on the economy in his state of the union address tomorrow night. he needs to. the fragile economic recovery pretty much hangs in the balance when you throw numbers like this around. congress imposed this budget sequester on the country, and now they have just been unable to deal with it. here is a taste of what will happen. here is where the conversation gets a little dicey. it means between 600,000 and maybe a little bit more than a million jobs could be lost, depending on how businesses react to this. we've had 35 months of private sector job growth. that's a good number, with no republican help. and i think that job growth is going to be in jeopardy, not to mention the impact these cuts are going to have on discretionary spending. sheer an example. here is a tornado ripping through mississippi this weekend. they might need some federal help. cuts to disaster relief could make a situation like this even worse. does that bother you? if it hits your backyard, it would. some people think these cuts are only coming from the de
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
story of the day. the state of the union. president obama will build on his vision he laid out in his inaugural unveiling in detail his plan for the next four years and beyond. in an excerpt that has just been released, the president says a growing economy that creates good, middle class jobs that must be the north star that guides our efforts every day. we should ask ourselves three questions as a nation. how do we attract more jobs to our shores? how do we equip our people with the skills needed to do those jobs? how do we make sure that hard work leads to a decent living? that's the end of the quote. that's an excerpt from his state of the union address tonight. the president will also announce a major draw down from afghanistan. 34,000 troops will be coming back home. half the troops that are there now will be coming home. the first lady's guest tonight will reflect the president's priority. it includes a 102-year-old woman who waited on line three hours on election day so she could exercise her right to vote. it includes a college student from mexico who is one of the first peopl
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 1:00am PST
exactly what the soviet union did. yes, barack obama still months away from even being sworn in as president at that point. but congressman paul broun was already on him for being both a nazi and a soviet communist. and that kind of set the tone for how congressman paul broun of georgia would handle himself over the next four years. >> i believe this administration wants to destroy the free enterprise system. there is a word for that, socialism. he is a marxist. >> fellow patriots, we have a lot of domestic enemies of the constitution and they're right down the mall in the congress of the united states. and right down independence avenue in the white house of -- that belongs to us. it's not about my ability to hunt, which i love to do. it's not about the ability for me to protect my family and my property against criminals, which we have the right to do. but it's about, it's all about us protecting ourselves from a tyrannical government of the united states. >> do you think president obama is a socialist? >> i know he is. in fact, you look at his own writings, he said when he was i
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 2:00am PST
response to president obama's state of the union address. rubio will speak first in english and he'll also prerecord a version in spanish for the spanish language network. >>> scott brown declined to say if he would run for governor of massachusetts next year. he hinted about a political future telling politicalo, i'm no dead. >>> there will be a new senator sworn in today for massachusetts, cowan will fill the john kerry seat until a special election in june. >>> on tuesday, maryland's two senators will get the spoils of victory for the baltimore ravens beating the san francisco 49ers. california senators barbara boxer and dianne feinstein will deliver crabs, napa valley wine, sow dough bread and cheese to the winners. >>> thomas massy of kentucky is sponsoring a new bill that will legalize nonsmokeable strain of marijuana. it is called kemp and has many uses ranging from twine, rope, and fabric. and that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> turning back to weather, bill karins is here with more on what is shaping up to be a powerful nor'easter. >> the conditions are
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 2:30am PST
, republicans selecting senator marco rubio to deliver the party's rebuttal to president obama following his state of the union address on tuesday. rubio, of course, a rising star for the gop and potential white house contender in 2016 plans to respond to the president in english and spanish. rubio is also among a group of influential senators calling for comprehensive immigration reform including stronger border security and a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented workers already in the country. the gun advocacy group mayors against illegal guns is pulling out all the stops this week to get the message across. first, it was a reported $100,000 ad buy for a super bowl spot that aired in washington, d.c. and yesterday the group which is backed by new york mayor michael bloomberg leaned on celebrity toys join in. >> doctors can ask if their patients practice unsafe sex or use illicit drugs or have suicidal thoughts or feel threatened in the home but it's illegal for them to discuss guns. >> if we as a people don't act after sandy hook, then we as a people are bro
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >>> straight ahead, something president obama will likely not mention in his state of the union. drones. toure sets the record straight on his thoughts on the matter next. [ male announcer ] i've seen incredible things. otherworldly things. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ we, we chocolate cross over. ♪ yeah, we chocolate cross over. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. i worked a patrol unit for 17 years in the city of baltimore. when i first started experiencing the pain, it's hard to describe because you have a numbness but yet you have the pain like thousands of needles sticking in your foot. it was progressively getting worse, and at that point, i knew i had to do something. when i went back to my health care professional, tha
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
him on a path to give his own state of the union some day. >> north korea confirms they conducted a third nuclear test. president obama called it highly provocative and condemns the move. you will hear about it from the president tonight. it's state of the union day. what better place to be. abe lincoln's birthday. let's get right to the first reads of the morning. if you believe that second term domestic agendas have a shelf life of 18 months at most, then president obama's last best chance to lay out aggressive plans. for that reason, don't be surprised if you hear a laundry list of policy asks. also hanging over tonight's speech, the constant gridlock that has been this president's achilles heel. for weeks the president spent much of his time in public talking about gun violence and immigration. as the economy goes, so goes his second term agenda. he will refocus on the top concern. the economy and jobs. as the president prepares to give his speech, the unemployment rate while down from the high in 2009 remains at 7.9%. the gdp report is a reminder of ow fragile the economy is. 3
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 8:00am PST
thank you very much. >> thank you, thomas. president obama is gearing up for state of the union episode five with a two-pronged strategy. speak to the public and twist congressional arms. will the strategy break the gridlock? we will discuss the president's to do list with jared bernstein, eugene robinson, karen finney, and rick hertzberg. >> marco rubio is set to give the official gop response and ran paul plans to offer his own rebuttal. whose party is it anyway? we'll talk about the unlikely new third rail of republican politics, karl rove. all that when "now" starts in a mere 180 seconds. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. we create easy-to-use, powerful trading tools for all. look at these streaming charts! they're totally customizable and they let you visualize what might happe
MSNBC
Feb 10, 2013 9:00am PST
there'll be no gas. >>> on tuesday night, president obama will deliver his fourth state of the union address. white house officials tell us the speech will largely focus on the middle class. the big question remains, if the fiercely liberal president to emerge in the inaugural address, will make a second showing. joining me now is james peterson, director of afrikaner studies at lehigh university and historian at rice university. hi, guys. good to see you both. james, do you expect to hear the kind of liberal pronouncements we got in the inaugural address? >> i don't think liberals think the inaugural address was liberal? we kind of believed that on issues such as immigration and climate change, equity for women and people of color in this country, those are common sense, american issues. yes, i do think the president will be addressing some of these issues in the state of the union, and i think he's going to -- the strategy, at least according to the white house, is he's going to tie these things to the economy. comprehensive immigration reform has economic benefits, moving towards
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
to coincide with president obama's state of the union address. >> they represent a serious threat to the united states. >> this is a serious challenge to the obama administration. >> security council just met to discuss north korea's highly provocative nuclear test. >> this one has set off some alarm bells, particularly because of the size of the blast. >> this is really a message for the united states. >> one thing that would get their attention and china's attention is if you give nuclear weapons to south korea and china. i think he looks like a knuckle head. >> like a nincompoop. ♪ >> we are now less than five hours away from the president's state of the union address where he'll lay out the agenda for his second term in office. and it's safe to assume that his preparations received a severe jolt this morning with the disturbing news that north korea had carried out another nuclear weapons test in violation of the united nations, and this one significantly stronger than their two previous tests. and it's in this alarming context that republicans are seeking at this very moment t
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
of tonight's state of the union speech. first lady, michelle obama will be joined by the parents of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton gunned down days after performs at the president's inauguration festivities. yesterday, two gang members were charged in the honor students' murder. they say they mistook her friend for a rival. ted nugent will be attending the state of the union address as a guest of steve stockman. he said last year if the president won election i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. secret service again, ted nugent, the motor city madman. on a side note, the congressman inviting him said he will be fact checking the president's speech live on twitter to t the #you liked. >>> today, a news supplement reveals labels may be misleading. what a surprise, researchers who tested vitamin d pills found they contain ed eed a percent amount and many people in america take vitamins. i never understood take vitamins, take vitamins, just eat right. any vitamin freaks on the set? >> i actually take b vitamins for bad hands. >> bad hands. >> bad hands. >> so if i get
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
on the show tonight. have a great weekend. >> you, too. >> ahead, president obama's plan to use that progressive pulpit in the state of the union. i'm sipping my tea and honey. stay with us. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! >> whereas you can see, it's already snowing heavily. we've got at lea
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
republican response to president obama's state of the union address tuesday night. he will be the fourth potential gop presidential candidate to do so in five years. last year it was then-governor mitch daniels of indiana, who is now president of purdue university. but in 2012 it was paul ryan, 2010 virginia governor bob mcdonnell, and in 2009 louisiana governor bobby jindal. and you can expect rubio, ryan, mcdonnell, and jindal all to start showing up in iowa before long ahead of the 2016 iowa caucuses. we'll be right back. >>> we're back. new jersey governor chris christie can't seem to stop talking about his weight, and maybe he wants it that way. first, christie poked fun at his weight this week with davi>>> w. new jersey governor chris christie can't seem to stop talking about his weight, and maybe he wants it that way. first, christie poked fun at his weight this week with david letterman. >> i'm basically the healthiest fat guy you have ever seen in your life. >> president clinton's former white house doctor, connie mariano, didn't find his joke funny. she told cnn she's worried c
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
deliver the republican response to president obama's state of the union address on tuesday. rubio aides are busy trying to spread the nonsense that he will write his own speech. senator rubio did an interview with buzz feed last night while drinking beer, a necessary proof to political reporters that you're a regular guy. >> what we have to do is identify those principles and turn those into policies that speak for the 21st century. >> marco rubio seems to think republicanism is so wicked complicated that it takes like years to teach. >> to convince people that what we stand for, that free enterprise and limited government is the best way to create the condition for their dreams to be possible. that's hard work. that takes time to explain to people, it may take more than one election cycle. >> it sounds like it's going to take more than 12 minutes after a state of the union address to teach america this very, very complicated thing that free enterprise is good for you. >> they've been trying for a long time and americans just aren't getting it. that's the problem. i went back and reread
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 9:00pm PST
senator marco rubio would be delivering the official republican response to president obama's state of the union address. today the tea party announced its own post-speech presidential nay sayer, kentucky's republican senator rand paul. this is the third such tea party state of the union response. their past two speakers were michele bachmann and herman cain. yep, that's happening on tuesday. happy mardi gras, everybody. core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. >>> okay. let's say you're a doctor, a private physician in any small to mid-sized city in the country. if any of your patients comes to you with an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy, you as her doctor can provide her with a low-risk, outpatient proc
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 11:00am PST
. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ >>> four days before president obama delivers his state of the union, address a new quinnipiac poll shows the job approval rating is sinking, down seven points in two minutes. 46% versus 53% in early december. the president is facing mostly dissatisfied public, just 31% of those polled say they're satisfied with how things are going in the nation. 68% are dissatisfied but breaking the approval among minorities, the numbers soar. among hispanics, 64% and higher among african-americans, 87%. by comparison, the approval of republicans in congress, 19%. that is down six points since december. as for other big names, hillary clinton is the most popular politician in the nation. 61% polled view her favorable. president obama second at 51%. paul ryan, marco rubio, john boehner, all far behind. joining me now karen tumulte and david goodfriend. thank you for joining me. the analysis of the seven-point dive there, if that's the accurate word here, why do you believe the approval rating is sinking from december? >> a couple of things. in decem
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
big state of the union speech. president obama expecting to focus on the economy. and coming up in just a few minutes, we'll be talking with new york congresswoman, nita lowey. but back here in rome the surprise, shocking abdication by pope benedict is sparking a lot of conversations about the direction of the catholic church. the next pope will have to deal with the fallout of the priest sex abuse scandal, among other things, and always the question of, what happens when you have a situation that we haven't been in since the middle ages. joining me is vatican spokesman, greg fur. good to see you. >> thank you. >> first of all, what's going on back at the vatican? who's meeting? how are these decisions being made, for example, about when the conclave will be? >> that's all going to be decided in the coming days, not so fast. for right now, live goes on as normal, but not really normal. that's an exaggeration, to say normal. yesterday was a holiday. i thought i would have the day off, didn't turn out to be much of a day off. but in the coming days, i think we'll get some more of the
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
-of-the-union address. >> the state of the union. >> president obama will pivot back to the economy. >> that is not a prescription for getting a budget deal with the house republicans. >> the sequester turned into a ridiculous blame game. >> he is the one who proposed it in the first place. >> it is completely wrong and to make that argument requires a sequestration of memory. >> we have had plenty of spending cuts, what we need is growth deva vu all over again. >> there is a lot of energy coming from the tea party. >> the gop will not present a unifiy eied front. >> they want an independent voice. >> marco rubio, rand paul will both be giving responses. >> when the republican party chose paul ryan to give the official response. >> we want to work with the president. >> the tea party issued their own rebuttal. >> the tea party is a dynamic force for good. >> the republicans' problem these days is a brand problem. >> tomorrow is make or break. >> there is no shortage of things to say about the state of the union. >> the state-of-the-union address. >> the state of the union is fill in
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 11:00am PST
, what president obama should and should not say in the state of the union. according to their new poll, with obama mentioning citizenship, path to citizenship, 59% of the people favor this. without the president mentioning or the president's name, 70% favor the path to citizenship. the implication with this poll, obviously srks that when the president comes out in favor, there's some kind of repelling force, if you will, for people. what do you make of speaker boehner saying the president is in the way and at least one poll indicating people are in favor if the president doesn't mention it? >> one way or the other, majority of the people favor the kind of proposal that the president is putting forward. he is making room for the bipartisan process that started in the senate to work its way through the process and not waiting forever. we don't want to wait six months or a year to get to the people's business. he wants to make sure to get from bipartisan conversation which is good to action which is even much better so on issues like immigration, the proposals talking about tonight,
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 11:00pm PST
state of the union, ted nugent. >> i'll tell you this right now, if barack obama becomes the president in november again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. if you can't galvanize and promote and recruit people to vote for mitt romney, we're done. we'll be a suburb of indonesia next year. we need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in november. >> god. those comments predictably drew the attention of the secret service, thank god, but steve stockman, a member of congress, went ahead and invited nugent to the state of the union address. >>> up next, how did the republican party become the party of conservative white people? well, that's ahead. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. >>> welcome back to "hardball." it's a bold headline on the cover of "the new republic" this week. the republicans, the party of white people, and it's an art -- by the way, its art is a clever ode to the beatles' album, the white album. in this article the author investigates the root of a phenomenon he's been covering on "hardball" and we've been coverin
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 2:00am PST
obama will be putting the final touches on his state of the union speech for tomorrow night. nbc's brian moore has this preview. >> reporter: the economy, jobs and the middle class are expected to be center stage tuesday night as president obama delivers his fourth state of the unnon address. while foreshadowing his second term agenda, the president will also be trying to take the high ground from republicans in the fight over budget cuts. >> they'd rather ask more from the vast majority of americans and put our recovery at risk than close even a single tax loophole that benefits the wealthy. >> reporter: the president and democrats are demanding what they see as a fair balance. >> so what we do need is more revenue and more cuts. >> what i would like to see that is in big, balanced, bold promos sal. >> if interest's no deal by march 1st, deep, automatic spending cuts kick in. >> these indiscriminate reductions do not make sense and we're going to hurt a lot of people and it's up to the president to act now. >> reporter: but not everyone believes those across the board cuts known a
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
the president's state of the union address. >> if barack obama becomes the president in november again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. >> we'll tell you which member of congress invited him. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. every now and then in this business you get a feeling about a story. you know, we need to talk more about this. there is not enough conversation about what is going on here. and i want our audience to grab these numbers tonight because a lot of things can happen between now and march 1 that aren't good for the economy. i want to start with this number. $85 billion. that's a lot of money. think about that between now and the end of the year, $85 billion. in just 17 days, here is another number. the u.s. economy will be hit with $85 billion in across-the-board cuts. how can americans not be thinking okay, what does this mean to me? the stakes are high. they're really high. president obama is going to focus on the economy in his state of the union address tomorrow night. he needs to. the fragile economic reco
MSNBC
Feb 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
, though, president obama may be putting the finishing touches on his state of the union address this afternoon, but today has even greater significance to the president's legacy. we'll tell you what that is after the break. ♪ secret agent man wait for it.. wait for it... [ dog ] you know, i just don't think i should have to wait for it! who do you think i am, quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, we won't make you wait for it. our efficient, online system allows us to get you through your home loan process fast. which means you'll never have to beg for a quick closing. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. bonkers, look at me when i'm talking to you. all your important legal matters in just minutes. protect your family... and launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. >>> the democratic party made history today. it elected ron brown its chairman, the first black to head a major american political party. after the election, brown declared that his leadership will not be about race, it will be about races the democrats win over the next four years.
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 10:00am PST
hall has a look at what's next. >> great to see you. will president obama persuade congress in the state of the union address to do something big in his second term? joining me live, congressman chris van hollen and former white house speechwriter john lubbock. plus, the white house confirms president obama made a last-minute adjustment to the speech to respond to north korea's third nuclear test conducted overnight. we're also following developing news. first vote on chuck hagel's nomination to be the next defense secretary happening within the hour. 45 minutes after the hour. we'll bring it to you live. and i have diabetic nerve pain. i felt like my feet were going to sleep. it was like pins and needles sticking in your toes and in your feet. it progressed from there to burning like i was walking on hot coals. at that point, i knew i had to do something. when i went to see my doctor, she chose lyrica. once i started taking the lyrica, the pain started subsiding. [ female announcer ] it's known that diabetes damages nerves. lyrica is fda approved to treat diabetic nerve pain. lyri
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 2:30am PST
days before his state of the union, president obama is previewing his second term agenda. focus on immigration, guns, and tackling the federal deficit. president was looking to rally house democrats at their annual retreat saying he wanted a long-term budget deal but new revenues must be part of the package. >> i am prepared, eager and anxious to do a big deal, a big package, that ends this governance by crisis where every two weeks or every two months or every six months we are threatening this hardline recovery -- >> the president also discussed a looming automatic budget cuts arguing the public favors his plan for a balanced solution. >>> turning to the topic of guns. the president will continue his push to stop gun violence as the first lady pays tribute to the latest victim. michelle obama is headed to chicago this weekend to attend the funeral of 15-year-old what day yeah pendleton. the honors student was shot last week in a chicago park just days after performing at inauguration students in d.c. pendleton was among 40 people gunned down in chicago last month, making january
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >>> finally, republicans refusing to attend president obama's state of the union address georgia congressman paul broun for example typically stays in his office hooked to his twitter account. where will steve pierce be during the address? his announcement yesterday, public hearing on the chicken is the same day of the state of the union. pearce will be attending a meeting on a chicken to the endangered species list. >>> and their top staffers would rather forget. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. ♪ >>> welcome back to "hardball." we may have just seen president obama inaugurated a second time. here at "hardball" we're reminiscing about the 2012 election campaign whether it was the carpet bombing of newt gingrich and the iowa airwaves or romney's 47% comments i think cost him the election. or the debate that didn't cost president obama the election. our own chuck todd got the inside scoop from campaign operatives of both sides who shared the uh-oh moments. they had a different word for it. let's start with the republican primaries. top romney advisers describe
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Feb 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
the gop response to president obama's state of the union on tuesday. rubio is a rising star. karl rove calls him the greatest communique tor since ronald reagan. here's what he was communicating at an event yesterday. >> i think the two parts are more insightful, in my opinion, with all apologies to the biggie fans. there's two sites that mentions bob dole. >> i didn't know that. the thing about his real name, his music, i can tell his real name, right? >> marco rubio. mr. hip hop. who knew? but what does rubio know about some other big topics? like the ruling on gay marriage. >> i really haven't gone in-depth to the legal arguments being made. >> he doesn't know. what about discrimination against gays? should there be a law to stop it? >> i don't have it in front of me. i'd have to look at it and tell you. >> okay. can we get your take on climate change. >> the climate is always changing. that's not the fundamental question. the question is whether manmade activity is what's contributing most to it. i understand people are saying there's a significant sicientifc census on that is
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
thinks the soviet union still exists. that's him accusing president obama of upholding the soviet constitution. that was from this past year. the importance of congressman paul broun today is that paul broun is running to be the next u.s. senator from the great state of georgia. paul broun's wife is already reported to have started telling people that back in georgia. paul broun himself is reported to be telling donors already. and at a press conference tomorrow afternoon in georgia paul broun is expected to officially get into the u.s. senate race. unless of course all this reporting is lies straight from the pit of hell. >> all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. >> if it's not lies straight from the pit of hell, then paul broun is in the running to be the republican party's standard bearer when they try to hold on to georgia's soon to be open senate seat once saxby chambliss retires. what could possibly go wrong with paul broun as their candidate? >>> and further news how paul broun is adjusting to a second term of barack obama, senators decided in virginia that vote sh
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Feb 11, 2013 10:00am PST
home one day ahead of president obama's state of the union address, vice president biden is meeting with law enforcement officials in philadelphia about reducing gun violence. while victims of gun violence, like former congresswoman gabby giffords, takes a stand. >> we have a problem where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school. take it from me. congress must act. >> and this hour president obama will be awarding the medal of army to staff sergeant clinton for courage under fire in afghanistan. he is only the fourth living recipient of the military's highest honor for service in iraq or afghanistan. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. a stunning announcement this morning from rome. pope benedict xvi is abdicating his office. joining me now is ann thompson, lee at st. patrick's cathedral in new york city, of course, and nbc vatican analyst george weigel is here with me, and we begin with claudio. you were shocked by this. people in st. peter's square didn't even know that it was happening. tell us what happened. >> no, they didn't, andrea. we came a
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Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm PST
obama address the defiance in tonight's state of the union address and that is just six hours away. lots to talk about today with former congressman joe sestak and served in the navy. welcome. >> good to be with you. thank you. >> let's talk start with hagel. by most accounts, chuck hagel had a shaky day at the confirmation hearing and surprising even some democrats with the answers and nonanswers. how do you think he did and do you ultimately expect he'll get confirmed? >> well, his presentation was spot on but that said i'm not always spot on when i do these interviews either. it's whether the substance was there or not and there's three important issues clear out of that hearing and why he'll go through the nomination process successfully. first, he said he will defend israel. second, iran cannot have a nuclear weapon. and third, he is leader to transform our military, both for moving from southwest asia to the western pacific where 60% of the naichl forces are moved for a reason and second to transform our military to the new type of warfare where often based upon knowledge and the a
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Feb 11, 2013 11:00am PST
obama's state of the union tomorrow night. first read team writes, quote, while the white house maintains they're focused on the economy, tomorrow's speech puts a end to the chatter they hope that they haven't spent enough time talking about the economy. politico expects it will be aggressive writing it's less a presidential olive branch than a congressional cattle prod emboldened by verdict ri and convinced the gop is unwilling to cut deals, obama plans to use the big prime time address tuesday night for another broad challenge at a republican party he regards as vulnerable and divided. also today, getting a first look at a new ad from the superpac of gabby giffords. it is aimed to promote stricter gun laws. >> we have a problem where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school. but there are solutions we can agree on even gun owners like us. take it from me. congress must act. >> let me bring in democratic senator from west virginia joe manchin. a big player in the gun control debate and wearing the no labels pin for bipartisanship. senator manchin, a pleasure to h
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Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
the union we go inside the obama strategy to sell his agenda. >>> plus there are lots of ways to make change. actress and activist diane carroll is one of them. the first black woman to star in her own primetime tv series joins me live. big show coming from los angeles. stay with us. ♪ >>> have you joined the "politicsnation" conversation on facebook yet? we hope you will. today many shared their thoughts on trayvon martin. today would have been his 18th birthday. cynthia says happy birthday, trayvon. a life taken too early. bonnie says my heart goes out to his family on this day. tony says may he and this nation's many victims of gun violence rest in peace. may the rest of us fight for return to neighborliness and sanity in the usa. i agree, tony. we'd like to have you share your thoughts with us too. please head over to facebook and search "politicsnation" and like us to join the conversation that keeps going long after the show ends. hey, our salads. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full servi
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
obama's 2013 state of the union address will start next tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. eastern. and that of course will be followed by the official republican party response, which we learned today will be delivered by senator marco rubio of florida. good luck with that, sir. [ male announcer ] you know that guy that drives that limousine. current events. comfortable temperature. biceps. he maintains everything for your pleasure. he has the nicest car you can think of, but longer. with one hand he can roll down 10 windows plus the partition. everything he does, tacks right off. and of course he dines upon the liquid gold of velveeta shells and cheese. end of story. liquid gold. eat like that guy you know. liquid gold. capella university understands bright students are getting lost in the shuffle. need. and administration's work gets more complex every year. when you look at these issues, do you see problems or opportunities? with an advanced degree in education from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to meet these challenges and make a difference in the lives of students.
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Feb 7, 2013 1:00am PST
to the state of the union. it's a big honor to get the gig too. it shows that your party think you're an up and comer. so far the party responses to president obama have been given by louisiana governor bobby jindal. he went first. mr. jindal still sort of recovering from that. in 2010 they went with governor bob mcdonnell of virginia, who they staged to make look tres presidential. bob mcdonnell had only been in office as governor for about five minutes by the time they had them do this. he went on to become nationally famous for something that honestly did not come up in that speech, and thank god. in 2011, it was congressman paul ryan, who was then nationally known mostly as the kill medicare guy. he went on to remain the kill medicare guy who is also the one who came in second place for vice president. last year the republicans chose to go with the guy they were marketing as the adult in the room, indiana governor mitch daniels. governor daniels has since left public service and is now the president of purdue. so it's not exactly the "sports illustrated" cover curse, but from jind
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Feb 8, 2013 10:00am PST
of campaign finance laws. we'll have the latest on his plea deal. >>> and the state of the union is tuesday. we're taking a look at president obama's approval rating and how his popularity compared to congress and the republican leadership. and you'll dump your old duster. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady, who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer 360 dusters extender cleans high and low, with thick all around fibers that attract and lock up to two times more dust than a feather duster. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. and now swiffer dusters refills are available with the fresh scent of gain.
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Feb 4, 2013 8:00am PST
president obama for making it such a priority. >> the state of the union just over a week away now. you bring up the fact that you do like the president's all-encompassing approach. however, the nra has been obstinate in going against the president and anybody else who wants to talk about gun control. wayne lapierre, appearing with chris wallace over the weekend, talking about what he believes is the president's stance that he's not being public about. take a listen. >> they leafletted the country with flyers like this, obama's not going to take your gun, obama will protect gun rights, and now he's trying to take away all three. i mean, what they'll do is they'll turn this universal check on the law-abiding into a universal registry of law-abiding people and law-abiding people don't want that. >> sir, it seems to be that wayne lapierre has come out against any type of reform in any general direction that's been discussed so far. when it comes to the second amendment and as someone who has suffered at the hands of an accidental gunshot, what are your feelings about how the left can
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Feb 12, 2013 9:00am PST
at tonight's state of the union. this is a man who said if barack obama becomes the president in november again, i will be either dead or in jail by this time next year. greg sergeant makes a fair point in "the washington post. i on" he says the problem lies in all the over the top stuff gop lawmakers stuff that says isn't crazy enough to earn widespread condemnation, like nugent, but are still whacked out enough that helps to keep m millions of gop base voters sealed off from reality." >> ted nugent doesn't seem to keep his promises, too bad. >> many on left that would agree with you. >> the big difference between why rubio is not the latino reagan is that reagan had this long history that had made him the undisputed leader of republican conservatives, so he could afford to show a pleasant face. rubio is trying to get up on the board with immigration reform, but he is introducing himself to the country and to the party m guise of a moderate, and that's dangerous for -- he is going to have to earn his right-wing spurs somewhere along the line. >> he got where he is as a tea party
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> president obama will deliver what could be his most important state of the union address on tuesday when he speaks for the first time before both chambers of congress since his re-election. let's bring in our gaggle to talk about it, from the centers for american progress, the washington examiner's susan, from the national review jim garrity and nbc white house correspondent kristen welker. kristen, let's start with you. a little birdie told me you have a little state of the union address news. >> reporter: a little bit of news coming out of the white house this morning, chris. the white house looking at this speech as really the president's best chance to map out what he hopes to accomplish not just in the four years but what he is hoping to aim over the next year, year and a half. his best chance to get some of those larger policy initiatives passed like immigration control, stiffer gun control laws. i am being told this morning that the economy will be a key focus of the president's state of the union address. of course that is still the big issue with the unemployment ra
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Feb 9, 2013 1:00am PST
president obama's state of the union address. today the tea party announced its own post-speech presidential nay sayer, kentucky's republican senator rand paul. this is the third such tea party state of the union response. their past two speakers were michele bachmann and herman cain. yep, that's happening on tuesday. happy mardi gras, everybody. after you get it. now that's like sunblock before or sun burn cream later. oh, somebody out there's saying, now i get it! take beano before and there'll be no gas. >>> okay. let's say you're a doctor, a private physician in any small to mid-sized city in the country. if any of your patients comes to you with an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy, you as her doctor can provide her with a low-risk, outpatient procedure to terminate the pregnancy. you can file a claim with her insurance company. you can both go home to your families. let's say you're a doctor who has chosen to provide abortions to the most vulnerable women, to women without insurance, teens or domestic violence victims. if you're a doctor trying to serve that population in say jackson, miss
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Feb 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
obama anoungsed her guest at the state of the union will be this woman, the grieving mother of a 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. shefgs just laid to rest after being shot and killed in a chicago park. days after attending the president's inaugural facilities. we learned today a bipartisan group of senators is closing on an agreement over how to expand background checks. over 30, including the brother of this hero, victoria soto, the san sandyhook teacher who died protecting her students. this is a fight for all courageous victims of senseless tragedies and it's personal for this president. this hand hch written message from the president appeared on the program. it's a message to hadiya's family. in it, the president says that he is heartbroken by hadiya's death and he vows to fight to the end of senseless violence. this issue is personal for the president and for millions across the country. and we're seeing real urgency and more momentum. >> let me go to you, first, congressman. it seems the energy is not letting up, is it? >> we had with the vice president today, the police commiss
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